How We Think

NOW HIRING: Account Lead/Marketing Director for Green Strategy Firm

*Please read the entire post.  Yes, the whole thing…before applying. About us: Green Rising Marketing is a growing strategy firm that looks at the…

June 24, 2015

Send us to SXSW Eco 2015!

Green Rising is determined to make this years brilliant team of SXSW and bring a bit of marketing flair – Portland style. Vote for…

May 14, 2015

Newsflash: We are B Corp Certified!

  Newsflash: We are B Corp Certified!  We are excited to announce that we have joined the global B Corp community!  For those of you…

March 19, 2015

TED Talk: Friends of Trees Edition

Meet interesting people, share smart conversation, kick back with a (free) beer, and mix and mingle at our TED Talk Happy Hour. Friends of…

February 18, 2015

Everyday office motivation

February 9, 2015

Inspiring for all ages

February 5, 2015

Apples to Apples?

I made this years ago to help struggling clients choose an agency with confidence.  This is what I would ask if I were hiring….

February 3, 2015

NOW HIRING: Green Marketing Project Manager

Green Marketing PROJECT MANAGER: Location: The Pearl District Compensation: $40,000 annual salary Hours: 3 month trial period (initial period may begin at 20 hours/wk…

January 25, 2015

LAST CALL for Pro Bono Candidates!!

Win by doing good: $10,000 of free work. We want to fuel a worthy cause….for FREE! Because people deserve to know about you. If…

October 22, 2014

The Vitality of Virality

The Idea   $115 MILLION dollars. That’s how much the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised in 2 months. I know, I know…you’re sick of hearing about it,…

October 23, 2014

The Big D

The Issue: The Big D (not to be confused with this Big D) .   Embraced by people who have witnessed the struggle of discrimination, dismissed…

September 22, 2014

Would old Al be disappointed?

The day that Albert Einstein feared may have finally arrived.  Having coffee with friends. A day at the beach. Cheering on your team. Having…

June 30, 2014

2014 Customer Service Awards

In Spring 2012, 3,000 files evaporated from our Dropbox account, and Dropbox was MIA. No phone number, no email response. Just crickets. Each year,…

May 2, 2014

Avian Kingdom + Green Rising = Spelunking Success!

Last Thursday, Green Rising Marketing sponsored thousands of children and made it possible for Galindo Elementary School’s 2nd grade to take off on the…

April 24, 2014

4 Free Tips From Million-Dollar Super Bowl Ads

Even if you don’t plan on dropping $4 million for a 30-second spot in next year’s Super Bowl, it’s worth noting what makes for…

March 20, 2014

Aristotle’s “Purpose”

“Where your talents and the needs of the world meet, there lies your purpose.” – Aristotle

February 6, 2014

Best Viral Videos of 2013

From the thrilling to the heartfelt, here are our favorites:   Carrie: Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise To promote the remake of the classic horror, Sony pulled…

January 11, 2014


The Idea “New Year, New You” mantras are pretty cheesy. But, beyond the skin-deep calls-to-action, the idea of reflection is crucial.Every January, we take time…

January 8, 2014

What Ice Cream & Monkeys can Teach us about Marketing

The Idea Ever since Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely landed in our book library, we’ve been talking non-stop about the concept of market norms…

October 17, 2013

Natural Product Expo West – Best and Worst Dressed Brands

Who are the best and worst dressed brands at the Natural Products Expo West in L.A. California? Go to our Facebook page for the…

March 7, 2013

Brand Camp

What’s making you feel lost in your marketing?   Your Brand, your Marketing, is one of those things that feels like it should be…

February 5, 2013

2013 Worst Customer Service Award

…or, Congratulations! Your Customers are Traumatized! This is the nightmare of a paperless world: arriving at work to discover your files have all vanished…

April 16, 2013

Introducing…The Marketing Misstep

We spend a lot of time here touting good ideas. And while we believe in positivity, there’s also value in looking at occasional “how-not-to-do-it”…

November 9, 2012

Cat Photo

September 12, 2013

The Power of Purpose

At the core of our process lies a 50-syllable purpose statement. Don’t be fooled by its size… this is meant to permeate every aspect…

September 24, 2012

Show Don’t Tell!

The idea Everywhere you look, businesses claim to be “sustainable.” How do you stand out in the sea of sustainability? Stop hitting people over…

September 19, 2012


“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

September 12, 2013


September 12, 2013

Outside the box!

Thinking outside the box (also thinking out of the box or thinking beyond the box) is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally,…

September 12, 2013

Quote 2

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

September 12, 2013

Colorful Lights

September 12, 2013